Mindful Finance: New Banking, no Illusions
On the negative list, both features are at the very top. Money and banks
''Financial institutions don’t get out of their image rut''. – This was the title of a study already published years ago. But nothing has changed so far. At the same time “money” is one of the tops of personal stress factors, as shown in a comprehensive survey by GfK: “Pressure, money and work are the main reasons for stress in Germany. GfK data demonstrate that in case of 23 percent of the interviewed people, mainly their own demands trigger stress. Financial troubles rank second with 19 percent and 15 percent state work to be the principal cause.” Therefore, the common experience of dealing with financial issues and money is still felt more stressful rather than joyful or satisfactory.